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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 322
  • Gross Revenues: $386,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,200,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $3,780,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 6

Cahill Gordon & Reindel is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Cahill Gordon & Reindel has 322 attorneys and is the 136th largest firm in the United States.  With $386,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 78th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Cahill Gordon & Reindel ranked as the 98th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in DC, London, NY and Paris.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 78 6 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 78 6 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 136 5 Lawyer head count
The A-List 46 13 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 97 1 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 101 23 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 43 65 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 97 -10 Summer programs

In the News

Cahill, BASF Say Court Flubbed Litigation Privilege Ruling

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : October 02, 2014

The firm and its former client want the Third Circuit to rehear arguments that they're shielded from allegations they deceived plaintiffs and the courts for years about evidence of potential asbestos liability.

Who's On and Off the Global 100 List

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : September 29, 2014

Several firms appear for the first time on the Global 100 list, while others fall off.

Am Law 100 Firms Toast Beer, Aluminum Deals in Russia

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 25, 2014

Despite worries over Western sanctions, a trio of Am Law 100 firms sidled up for the $700 million sale of Pabst Brewing Co. to Russia's Oasis Beverages, while Russian veteran Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton advised aluminum giant United Company Rusal on its recent $5.15 billion debt restructuring.

Freshfields Adds Four But Loses One, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 20, 2014

The Magic Circle firm's New York hiring spree continued, although one partner has left the London-based legal giant's office in Washington, D.C., for a top in-house job at Chevron. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and more in our latest tally of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Panel Upholds Dismissal of Lawsuit Against Willkie

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : September 19, 2014

An appellate panel has affirmed the dismissal of a malpractice suit against Willkie Farr & Gallagher, holding that the real estate investor plaintiff would not have been insulated from liability by the so-called business judgment rule had he declined to have his hotel company file for bankruptcy as the firm recommended.

Freshfields Bags M&A Bigwig From Shearman & Sterling

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : September 16, 2014

The Magic Circle firm has hired Shearman's M&A partner Peter Lyons as it continues to boost its ranks in U.S. transactional work.

McGraw-Hill Shareholders Granted Right to Inspect Records

Suevon Lee : New York Law Journal : September 15, 2014

Shareholders of financial services provider McGraw-Hill can inspect portions of the corporation's books and records to investigate alleged mismanagement of its credit rating agency subsidiary during the run-up to the financial crisis, the First Department held Thursday.

Shareholders Can Inspect McGraw-Hill Corporate Records, Panel Holds

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : September 12, 2014

Shareholders of financial services provider McGraw-Hill can inspect portions of the corporation's books and records to investigate alleged mismanagement of its credit rating agency subsidiary during the run-up to the financial crisis, the Appellate Division, First Department held Thursday.

A New Look at the Litigation Privilege in Asbestos Case

Adrianne Walvoord Webb : The Legal Intelligencer : September 12, 2014

In a unanimous, precedential—and exceptional—opinion issued last week in , No. 13-1089 (3d Cir. N.J. Sept. 3, 2014), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit partly overturned the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and reinstated the fraud and fraudulent concealment claims for asbestos victims and their families in a case against BASF Catalysts LLC, the world's largest chemical maker. Factually speaking, asbestos victims still have a claim against BASF. Emotionally speaking, this decision is a powerful wake-up call for lawyers who take creative license in stretching, and manipulating, legal privileges beyond the point that ethics and the law allows.

Williams v. BASF Catalysts LLC

: New Jersey Law Journal : September 11, 2014

Action Alleging Fraudulent Conspiracy Between Law Firm and Client May Proceed

Third Circuit Gets It Right in Cahill Fraud Case

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : September 10, 2014

By refusing to allow the litigation privilege to shield Cahill Gordon and its former client from egregious fraud claims, a Third Circuit panel took a welcome step toward holding lawyers more accountable for their actions.

Litigators of the Week: Christopher Placitella of Cohen, Placitella & Roth and Jeffrey Pollock of Fox Rothschild

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 04, 2014

Placitella and Pollock persuaded an appeals court to revive fraud claims against BASF Corporation and Cahill Gordon—and to affirm that the litigation privilege isn't a license to deceive the courts.

Asia Deal Digest: Sep. 4, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : September 04, 2014

*Davis Polk on Taiwan's largest dollar debt offer*DLA Piper leads $464 million Fosun investment*Clayton Utz, A&O on $540 million Veda share sale

Suit Alleging Cahill Gordon Hid Asbestos Evidence Revived

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : September 03, 2014

Cahill Gordon & Reindel once again faces a putative class action that alleges it conspired with a client to destroy and conceal evidence in an effort to subvert asbestos suits brought in state courts throughout the U.S.

Cahill Fends Off German Bank's Suit Against S&P

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : September 03, 2014

Siding with Cahill's Floyd Abrams, a judge ruled that IKB Deutsche Industriebank waited too long to sue Standard & Poor's for the top ratings it bestowed on notes issued by an ill-fated investment vehicle.

Canadian Big Deals

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

Amaya Gaming / Rational Group; Auxilium / QLT; Harlequin Sale; BlackBerry Asset Sale

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

Reynolds American/Lorillard; General Electric/Alstom; Salix/Cosmo Technologies; Nook Spinoff

S&P Expands Demands for DOJ, Treasury Department Records

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : August 19, 2014

Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC is demanding that the Justice Department and former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner turn over more documents, including communications with President Barack Obama, in the U.S. government's $5 billion lawsuit against the ratings agency.

Recognition for Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : July 18, 2014

The Managing Attorneys and Clerks Association Inc. has elected Maura McLoughlin as the association's next president; JAMS neutral Ariel Belen has received the 2014 Kobak Award; the Westchester Women's Bar Association has installed as its 22nd president Lucia Chiocchio, and other news.

Second Circuit Tosses Deutsche Bank Shareholder Class Action

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : July 16, 2014

Handing a win to lawyers at Cahill and Skadden, the Second Circuit affirmed Wednesday that its 2011 decision in dooms a long-running securities class action against Deutsche Bank AG and a half-dozen big underwriting banks.

Pleading Fraud With Particularity

David Owen and Adam Mintz : New York Law Journal : July 15, 2014

David Owen and Adam Mintz of Cahill Gordon & Reindel write for the New York Law Journal: Widespread losses suffered by many investors during the financial crisis have spawned more than a few fraud claims based upon broadly alleged misconduct affecting many investments or transactions. The loosely proffered connection to the plaintiff's own loss has led defendants to argue that such widespread claims lack a particular connection to the plaintiff's investment even if they are assumed to be true. Recent cases suggest opportunities for successful arguments on both sides of this contentious issue.

Litigation

: New York Law Journal : July 14, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, : "Fair Play Act Targets Commercial Trucking Industry," "Pleading Fraud With Particularity," "Top 10 Dos and Don'ts for Compensating Fact Witnesses" and "Courts Limit Exposure for Breach of Warranties."

Pleading Fraud With Particularity

David Owen and Adam Mintz : New York Law Journal : July 14, 2014

David Owen and Adam Mintz of Cahill Gordon & Reindel write: Widespread losses suffered by many investors during the financial crisis have spawned more than a few fraud claims based upon broadly alleged misconduct affecting many investments or transactions. The loosely proffered connection to the plaintiff's own loss has led defendants to argue that such widespread claims lack a particular connection to the plaintiff's investment even if they are assumed to be true. Recent cases suggest opportunities for successful arguments on both sides of this contentious issue.

Meet the Judges: Southern District Judge P. Kevin Castel

: New York Law Journal : July 11, 2014

Judge Castel discusses his admiration for good lawyering and what that entails, his approach to case management, why he considers the job a dream come true, and his method for keeping parties at a settlement discussion civil.

Cadwalader Takes Corporate Inversions to Another Level

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 09, 2014

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft may have found a way to help more U.S. companies use corporate inversions to lower their tax bills. Salix Pharmaceuticals has retained the firm, as well as Covington & Burling and leading Irish shop A&L Goodbody, for its $2.7 billion acquisition of patents to gastrointestinal drugs owned by an Irish unit of Italy's Cosmo Pharmaceuticals.

Judge Upholds City Law Barring Tobacco Discounts

John Caher : New York Law Journal : June 19, 2014

Southern District Judge Thomas Griesa said the New York City ordinance neither violates the free speech provision of the Constitution nor is preempted by federal or state law.

The Careerist: Top 45 Firms for Women

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : June 18, 2014

Did your firm make this year's list?

People in the News - June 13, 2014 - Mroz Elected to N.J. Chamber of Commerce Board

: The Legal Intelligencer : June 13, 2014

Richard S. Mroz of Archer & Greiner was elected to the board of directors of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.

Meet the Judges: Southern District Chief Judge Loretta Preska

: New York Law Journal : June 13, 2014

In the first of an occasional series, the Southern District chief judge discusses the court, her most difficult challenges and most satisfying experiences as chief, and her style of judging.

INADMISSIBLE: GM Legal Dept. Faulted In Internal Report

: The National Law Journal : June 09, 2014

An exhaustive internal investigation of General Motors Co.'s ignition-switch recall shortcomings found fault with the company's legal team, but "confirmed" that its top lawyer did not learn about the safety issues until after the recall. Plus more in this week's column.